99,000 and Counting…. November News Update from Exec. Dir. Tina Postel
Loaves & Fishes Has Fed Over 99,000 People with the Busy Holiday Season Still To Come
- Mobile Pantries: 2,215 (801 children, 191 seniors)
- Food Shares: 5 different locations this week; served 406 households (1,547 individuals)
Meanwhile, our home delivery program continues to grow. Due to the increasing demand, we are adding a third day to our home delivery schedule. Since launching the program in April, we have now delivered groceries to over 5,000 individuals! Want to help? Volunteer drivers are needed to help with these contactless deliveries. Sign up here or email Community Outreach Director Danielle Moore for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy Birthday Loaves & Fishes!
In a year that was not what anyone expected, Loaves & Fishes has quietly turned 45 years old. What began in 1975 as a small food pantry at Holy Comforter Episcopal in Charlotte has grown into a network of 41 pantries located throughout Mecklenburg Co. – from Pineville to Davidson. That first year, Loaves & Fishes fed 1,000 people. Thanks to you, in 2020, we are on track to provide groceries to over 100,000 neighbors in need!
Feeding Hope This Thanksgiving
This year, more than ever, a family might not have the Thanksgiving we all look forward to every year. Last year, as a community, we were able to provide hundreds of families with a turkey and fixings.
Can you help us again this year?
You can be a light of hope for a family in need while honoring the special people on your holiday gift list. With a minimum donation of $12 per card, you can help provide groceries this holiday season. This year, more than ever, your donations are bringing hope for struggling families.
Loaves & Fishes was born in 1975 thanks to the tenacity and dedication of our founder Virginia Sampson. Although Virginia is no longer here to celebrate with us, we strive everyday to make her proud and continue the mission to help our neighbors in need. Happy birthday to Loaves & Fishes and to each of you who have made the last 45 years of service possible!
From one hunger fighter to another,